Monthly Archives: July 2012

Active Heroes Team to Walk from Calais, ME to West Palm Beach, FL starting September 8


Active Heroes is a volunteer led organization focused on helping Veterans, Active Duty Military and their families.  Starting in September of 2012, the Hike for Heroes team will set out to hike across the east coast on foot from Maine … Continue reading

 

The Importance of Sharing the Road


An article in the Bangor Daily News about the importance of bicyclists and motorists sharing the road. We all need to share the road By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff Posted July 26, 2012, at 1:08 p.m. FORT KENT, Maine — … Continue reading

 

PPH Reports Portland Leads Decline in Car Ownership


  Portland at forefront of decline in car ownership Many do it out of necessity, others by choice, but the trend is steady. By Tom Belltbell@mainetoday.com Staff Writer PORTLAND – Three years ago, Janet Burgess was several months behind in … Continue reading

 

Be a Ride Leader at the MS 2012 Great Maine Getaway Bike Ride


The MS 2012 Great Maine Getaway on August 4-5 (previously known by many riders as the MS 150) is looking for a few riders who would be willing to participate as so called “Ride Leaders”‘.  Ride Leaders should be familiar … Continue reading

 

Maine Audobon Event: Biking and Birds


On Saturday October 13th from 8am – noon, the Maine Audubon will be leading a 20-mile bike tour of South Portland and Cape Elizabeth in search of fall migrants, autumn colors and smooth roads. Check their website for more information.

 

Volunteer for Valet Bicycle Parking at Mumford & Sons Concert on August 4th


The Bicycle Coalition is providing valet bicycle parking for the huge outdoor concert of Mumford & Sons in Portland on Saturday, August 4th! This is going to be loads of fun!! There will be food and breaks provided. Setup will … Continue reading

 

Rolling Thunder: Bicyclists Swarm Midcoast for Maine Lobster Ride


Rolling thunder: Bicyclists swarm Midcoast for Maine Lobster Ride Record participation of about 1,000 bicyclists make popular event a success By Holly Vanorse Spicer | Jul 23, 2012 Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer Riders of the 100-mile route, or Century, … Continue reading

 

PPH Article About BikeMaine


Pedal On: Bicycle coalition planning cross-state ride for next fall By Karen Beaudoin Seven days on a bike seat isn’t for everyone. The thought of pedaling 400 miles can be a turnoff for some. But cycling enthusiasts on the Bicycle … Continue reading

 

Coalition’s Editorial on Federal Transportation Bill


Transportation bill cuts funding for bike paths Last month, Congress passed the Federal Transportation Act of 2012. The legislation was touted as a “jobs bill” because it includes funding for transportation infrastructure projects. The bill, however, cut funding for bicycle … Continue reading

 

Cycling Savvy will be empowering Maine bicyclists with classes in July and September


CyclingSavvy is a new traffic cycling curriculum from Florida Bicycle Association (FBA). It was developed by former League Cycling Instructors Keri Caffrey and Mighk Wilson.  The class inevitably teaches some of the same essential traffic cycling principles and skills as other … Continue reading